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Grapefruit Shortcake

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  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 3⁄8 Cup (6 tbs) (6 Tablespoon)
  Grapefruit 3 Small
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped maraschino cherries 2 Tablespoon

Sift the flour, measure 1 1/4 cups, and resift 3 times with baking powder and salt.
Cut in shortening, add milk and stir vigorously until dough just stiffens.
Divide into 2 parts and roll each into a circle 7 inches in diameter and 3/8 inch thick on a lightly floured board.
Place first portion on baking sheet; brush with melted butter and cover with second portion.
Bake in hot oven (425° F.) for 20 minutes or until nicely browned.
Peel and section grapefruit and cut in small pieces drain off juice (should be 3/4 cup,if not, add water).
Melt the butter, stir in flour, and when smooth, add sugar, salt, and grapefruit juice.
Cook until sauce boils and thickens.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
When ready to serve, break hot shortcake open, cover with half of grapefruit and sauce.
Replace top and cover with remaining fruit and sauce.
Sprinkle with chopped cherries.
Serve hot or cold as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1996 Calories from Fat 845

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 96 g147.7%

Saturated Fat 42.1 g210.6%

Trans Fat 5.9 g

Cholesterol 129.4 mg43.1%

Sodium 1863.6 mg77.7%

Total Carbohydrates 265 g88.5%

Dietary Fiber 14.6 g58.3%

Sugars 66.9 g

Protein 26 g52.3%

Vitamin A 71.4% Vitamin C 492.1%

Calcium 82.6% Iron 57.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grapefruit Shortcake Recipe